First-Ever Gulf Coast Poker Awards Coming in November

New awards ceremony to honour accomplished poker players, poker room employees and media personalitiesBlake Whittington nominated for three awards Hosted during Poker Gras, where there will be a $100,000 Guarantee Main Event

There’s a new opportunity for members of the poker community to be honored, in first-ever Gulf Coast Poker Awards. These awards will be handed out to players who have distinguished themselves in various categ mnl168 ories over the course of the past year.

There are a number of major categories, thenominees for which are:

Player of the YearBlake WhittingtonHamid IzadiMaurice HawkinsMichael LechPhillip HuiSean WinterBreakout Player of the Year Blake WhittingtonDavid JacksonJosh ThibodauxPhilip HuiTrace HendersonYousef SalehMost Consistent Tournament Player Blake WhittingtonDustin StewartHamid IzadiJacob SeeleKyle CartwrightLoni HarwoodFemale Player of the YearIrene CareyJessica DawleyLoni HarwoodTara Snow Cash Game Player of the Year Gabe LentiniGui ZhengPeter LeSean WinterZhen Cai

As you can see, Blake Whittington has made quite the impression on the poker scene across the Gulf Coast in 2019. This year, the Florida native managed to cash in nearly 50 tournaments with two first-place finishes at the WSOP Tunica.

Another great category will recognize pokerroom employees. Several tournament directors and dealers are up for nomination,paying tribute to those who work hard to deliver an exciting experience forplayers.

There is also a category for ContentProviders. Bloggers, vloggers and podcasters will be given the opportunity to berecognized for their contribution to the poker world, as well, with nomineeslike bestbet Jacksonville, Ante Up Pokercast and the LFG Podcast.

Gulf Coast Awards to Take Place at Poker Gras

The awards will be handed out during the PokerGras tournament at Harrah’s in New Orleans. The tournament runs from November 7thto November 17th and there are plenty of events for players to takepart in.

The Poker Gras Main Event has a $600 buy-in and there is a $100,000 guarantee. Last year, the winner of the main event was Mihail Kirasoulis who earned $27,00 for his first-place finish.

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Other highlights of Poker Gras include the $300 Monster Opener with a $25,000 guarantee and the $200 Working Man’s Multi-Day with a $10,000 guarantee. Tag team, heads up and bounty tournaments are also on the schedule, so it’s going to be a very busy and exciting week for players on the Gulf Coast.